The Coyote Howl

Campo Verde High School

February 5, 2021

Vision: Preparing every person for tomorrow through experiences founded on relationships, relevance, & rigor.

Mission: Every Person, Every Day

Core Values: Community, Values, Honor, Scholarship

Principal's Message

Campo families,

On the evening of Tuesday, February the 9th, we would like to invite students who are planning on or considering attending CVHS to our annual Coyote Preview Night. This event provides families with the opportunity to tour facilities, meet our CV faculty and learn more about our unique programs. Please refer to the information below under Academics regarding Coyote Preview Night.

Additionally, our next site council meeting will be on Thursday, February 16th virtually from 5:00-6:00 pm. If you're interested in joining please email me for access to the WebEx meeting.

We enjoyed having our students back on campus together. Please continue to follow campus mitigations and practice social distancing to help keep our campus safe.

Thank you

Krista Cox, Ed.D.


Campo Verde High School

Every Person, Every Day!

Just a reminder to follow us on social media.

Instagram: @cvhs_dr.cox Twitter: @CVHS_DrCox & @CVHSYotes

Facebook: Campo Verde High School



Follow us on Twitter @CVHSYotes @CVHS_DrCox & Facebook @ Campo Verde High School



from our health office


COVID-19 Guidelines and Reminders

Students need to stay home if they have any of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New onset cough or shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches/chills or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting/diarrhea

  • OR Someone at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for test results for COVID-19

  • OR Been within 6 feet of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more or had physical contact

COVID scenarios and when students may return to school:

1. POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since positive test AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved.

2. NO COVID-19 TEST*: May return after 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for 24 hours (without the use of medication) AND other symptoms have improved OR doctor’s note indicates an alternative diagnosis.

3. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST*: No fever for 24 hours without medication AND all other symptoms have improved.


Currently, the options to quarantine are as follows:

  • 10 full days from date of exposure
  • Acquire a PCR or Antigen (rapid) test on the full 5th day from exposure, if this test is NEGATIVE you may leave quarantine after 7 full days.

*These recommendations are current as of 12/7/2020. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves. For more information, please visit Maricopa County Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Helpful COVID Resources



Mrs. Laura Contreras, Assistant Principal

Academics and Counseling

Grade Level: Seniors

Freshmen A - G

Administrative Assistant:

Liz Oliphant 480.545.3100 X 2102



Registration for the 2021/22 school year is underway for all current CVHS students. Counselors will continue to meet with students one-on-one during their math classes over the next few weeks. Please visit our CVHS Registration Website for information and updates.


Coyote Preview- Tuesday, February 9th

Time- 5:30pm -7:30pm

  • We are asking that families come during a designated time frame:

    • Families with the last name A-L 5:30-6:30pm

    • Families with the last name M-Z 6:30-7:30pm

  • All attendees will be required to wear a mask.

  • We invite you to tour programs across campus and will make use of open air spaces in our courtyard. Please adhere to posted guidelines regarding entering and exiting certain classrooms and buildings.

  • Information and recorded presentations will be made available on our Coyote Preview Link to accommodate those who are unable to attend in person. Information included on the website will include:

    • Welcome Video from our Principal Dr. Cox

    • Counseling Presentation regarding course selection

    • Advanced Placement/ Honors Presentation

    • Special Education Information

    • Elective, Club, and Academic Program Videos


Counseling Department

Mental Health Counselor- Mr. Baker Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Dewarrat Google site link

Counselor- Ms. Diggs Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. McManus Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Lange Google site link

Counselor- Mrs. Carpenter Google site link

Academic Interventionist- Mrs. Duckett Google site link

Counseling Secretary- Mrs. Laurie Prosper 480-545-3100 Ext. 2121

Senior Credit Checks

Counselors met with seniors in their English class last week to discuss credits. The purpose of this one-on-one meeting was to ensure seniors are in the appropriate classes to meet their graduation requirements, or if deficient, have a plan to make up credits. We also discussed post-secondary plans and answered any questions that students had.

PreACT Test Sign Up

Campo will be offering a practice ACT test, called the PreACT test, on Saturday, February 20th. All grade levels are welcome to take this test. It is a great opportunity for junior students to practice before they take the official ACT test this spring. More information about this test can be found here.

When: Saturday, February 20th, 8 am - noon

Where: CVHS Building 5

Cost: $25 Can be paid online through Parent Portal.

Grades: All grade levels welcome

Sign-up: January 6th - February 12th in the CVHS BOOKSTORE

AP Exam Registration

Hello AP Students-

The regular deadline to sign up and pay for your AP exams has passed and there now is a late fee of $40 per exam as mandated by the College Board.

Please follow the 2 steps on the handout to register for an exam. They are outlined here. Students must complete both steps to successfully register.

The deadline to register WITH late fees this year is February 26, 2021. This does not apply to students in semester 2 classes of AP Government and AP Microeconomics.

Important PSAT Information

Click the link below for information on The ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning Programs.

ACE Plus and Hoop of Learning


EVIT has opened their online application. Due to the nature of this year, they decided it would be best to open it early. Below is a video that will walk you through the application.

Sophomores can begin applying by going to Once EVIT has all of your documents, Attendance, Discipline, Current Transcripts, and Immunizations, then your application will be reviewed and possibly accepted.

Campo's EVIT representative will be on campus twice in January to help with enrollment, but for the programs that fill up quickly (most programs offered at East Campus: Aviation, Vet Assistant, Future Engineering, East Cosmetology, East Medical Assistant, East Nursing Assistant) I would recommend you fill an online application sooner than later. To secure specific timeframes (AM or PM time slots), I would also recommend enrolling sooner.

How to apply at EVIT:





Toybox is still taking registrations for the 2021-2022 School year. Click the image below to be directed to the Gilbert Schools website to register.

Students of the month

Each month, Campo Verde teachers select examplary students who demonstrate our core values of Community, Values, Honor and Scholarship. Congratulations to the following students:

Carter Chipman

Lauren Gronbeck

Kenzie McKallor

Kylinn Shahan

Ashley Watson

Finn Whalen


Activities and Clubs

Dr. Sean Jonaitis, Assistant Principal

Activities, Clubs, and Graduation

Grade Level: Juniors

Freshmen H - O

Administrative Assistant:

Cat Jones 480.545.3100 X 2101

IG: @campo.activities



Class of 2021!

Just a quick reminder...if you have not ordered your graduation items, don't delay!


If you still need to order a Cap and Gown, click on the direct link best for you below:




Watch informative JOSTENS VIDEOS here.

Senior Delivery Day: March 30, 2021

Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85024

Monday - Friday / 10:00am -5:00pm


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key club

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Each year, CVHS Key Club with Gilbert Public Schools recognizes graduating students who have made a commitment to go above and beyond to serve in the community. Students who volunteer 200 or more hours of service throughout their high school career may be recognized at graduation in the program and with an Honor Cord. There are four different award levels:

  • White (200-399 hours),
  • Green and White (400-599 hours),
  • Double Copper (600-799 hours)
  • Service with Distinction Multi-Colored cord (800+ hours).

The complete application and required documentation must be RECEIVED by 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. Applications received after this time and date will not be accepted.

Please request a copy of your service hours record from Mrs. Kenna King in the bookstore. All hours must have been completed between the summer before freshman year through the time of the application. In addition, all hours must have been submitted and approved through the Community Service Coordinator, Ms. Diggs.

Because of the financial burden that purchasing these honor cords has placed upon the Key Club community service club, members have determined that it is not sustainable that we continue to do so. Once applications have been evaluated, a letter will be delivered to the students. If the application is approved, any student who would like an honor cord will need to make a payment of $10 to the club by Monday, April 5, 2021. The cords will be ordered and will arrive in time to wear for Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.



Sports Med

Kaetlyn Blackburn - Lanny Williams award winner for top student athletic trainers in the state of Arizona. The award is the highest recognition that a student in sports medicine can earn in Arizona. Campo Verde has had a student win this award 5 of the last 7 years. Congratulations Kaetlyn!! It is a credit to all of your hard work and dedication the last 4 years.


Bite-size project, by erin choi

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SENIORS: Be sure to stop by the library to view your yearbook portrait proof by FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th!! If you have any questions, or concerns, be sure to notify Lou Coopey immediately at 480-830-5667.

*Yearbook orders Books are not guaranteed after January 10. After March 1, books can only be purchased in the bookstore. We sold out in previous years, so pre-ordering is encouraged.

Oct 3-Jan 10 -$70

*Jan 11- Mar 1 -$75

*after Mar 1 -$80

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National Honor Society

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Congrats to our all-state jazz musicians!!!

Arwen Griggs - All-State Jazz Band 2 (trombone - top left)

Kory Begley - All-State Jazz Band 2 (trombone - top right)

Leodan Parra - All-State Jazz Band 1 (trumpet - bottom left)

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Support the Orchestra Program

Visit the CVHS Orchestra website to learn how you can support this amazing program. With

ShopWithScrip, our newest fundraising program, buy gift cards from over 750 of your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases. You get the full value of the cards and the orchestra program receives a percentage of the proceeds. No extra money spent; no extra time wasted.



Mr. Max Ragsdale, Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Grade Level: Sophomores

Freshmen P - Z

Administrative Assistant:

Jacee Iannarelli 480.545.3100 X 2103



Campo Verde Spring Sports 2020-2021

Official Practice/Try-out Start Date: March 1st, MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO THIS DATE

At this time AIA has not given any Spring Sport Modifications, please look for a future email regarding any information AIA puts out regarding modifications.

Athletic Clearance Process:

  • All athletes MUST register online through Register My Athlete, Once it says "Ready for Tryouts" athletes will be cleared to try out.

  • Please DO NOT create a new account from previous year, if password is unknown please email athletic secretary, Jacee to have password reset.

  • Complete electronic documents and upload physical (Must be minimum of this year medical history first 3 pages), birth certificate and Brainbook course.

In regards to physicals

  • If your student-athlete is returning to CVHS, upload pages 1-3 of the AIA packet signed by you and your student, as last year's physical will roll over to this year.

  • Incoming freshman, upload your physical from Junior High and pages 1-3 (7 pages total).

  • New to CVHS, or DID NOT participate in a sport last year, schedule a physical and upload all 4 pages to RMA.

Fall & Winter Athletes must register online through Register My Athlete for the spring sport and make sure the electronic documents portion is completed.


If there is an overlap between Winter and Spring, you must talk to your Spring coach PRIOR to tryouts.

Please reach out to your coaches to get tryout/practice information

Baseball – Jeff Singer

Softball - Rick Gutierrez

Track & Field – Ryan Freeman

Boys Tennis – Rochelle Burson

Girls Tennis – Isabel Holloway

Boys Volleyball – Zach Robinson

Sand Volleyball – Dani Burke

If you have any questions please email Jacee Iannarelli or Max Ragsdale.


Physical Education


Join us for OPEN GYM intramurals in the gym (or outside) during both lunches. Come be active, have fun and enjoy being healthy!


Join us in our weight room for after school weights. Come dressed ready to strength train and work hard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:20-3:15pm. Questions, please see Coach Bishop or Coach Cornell.


1. Stress affects EVERYONE!

-Some may cope more effectively and recover more quickly.

-Stress may be short term or occurrences that continue over time.

-3 Types of Stress: 1). ROUTINE STRESS (every day work, school. etc. 2). TRAUMATIC STRESS (accident, disaster, death, injury, etc) 3). SUDDEN CHANGE STRESS: Stress brought on by sudden negative change (job loss, divorce, illness)

2. Not all stress is bad!

-Can motivate people to perform at their best or "rise to the occasion" (high achieving people feel stress).

-Can be "life saving" in times of danger (brain more "wired in").

3. Long term stress can harm health

-Chronic / long term stress can damage the immune system, digestion, sleep, and reproductive issues.

-Headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, irritable behavior.

-If Long term stress occurs heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mental disorders can develop.


1. Recognize the signs of stress.

2. GET HELP! Talk to a health care provider.

3. Regular EXERCISE!

4. Relaxing activities (yoga, tai chi, gentle exercises)

5. Set PRIORITIES (what must get done and what can wait).... You don't have to do everything at once!

6. Stay connected to FRIENDS and FAMILY that can provide support and help!


Congratulations to our February "Physical Education Students of the Month"

Eunice Valdez (Coach Matthews)

Anthony Cox (Coach Bishop)

Beau Hanson (Coach Cornell)

Brooklyn Montgomery (Coach Blackburn)

Andrew Saenz (Coach Schnittger)

Jack Judge (Coach Dukes)

Magei Farley (Coach Cook)

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Career Center

Mrs. Amy Jacobson, Career Center Specialist

The Career Center is located in the Library, and

Mrs. Jacobson is happy to meet with you,

and to answer any questions you may have.

Follow for scholarships, college info, FAFSA & jobs!

Instagram @cvhs_college_career_center

Make an appointment using the link below:

Career Center Appointment


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Click HERE for more information about the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA HERE


Click the link below to view "Ask Benji" FAQ for Students and Families

Benji FAQ's


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Library Updates


Whether you love Valentine’s Day or not and whether you like to read a sappy romance novel or strong story of independence, we’ve got you covered. We have a display that is filled with romances AND stories of independence so our students can pick whichever they want during this Valentine season.

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digital citizenship


Cyberbullying is something we as parents worry about. And with our teens having access to devices in a way we never had, it is hard for us to know what is going on. Keep those lines of communication open so that your teen will open up to you about uncomfortable situations. Here are six tips to help guide your conversations to help your teens: family tips-cyberbullying.pdf


Events & Fundraising


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